I started reading 1984 yesterday and later I viewed the Youtube video below. It’s amazing how closely these two things correspond to each other. I think as I continue to read 1984 I shall think of Sweden whenever the Ministry of Love and their Thought Police are mentioned in the book.
Here is Wikipedia’s description of the Ministry of Love in George Orwell’s book:
The Ministry of Love enforces loyalty and love of Big Brother through fear, a repressive apparatus, and brainwashing. The Ministry of Love building has no windows and is surrounded by barbed wire entanglements, steel doors, hidden machine gun nests, and guards armed with “jointed truncheons”. Referred to as “The place where there is no darkness,” its interior lights are never turned off. Its importance is played down by the Party, but its function is well known and it is arguably the most important ministry, controlling the will of the population. The Thought Police is part of Miniluv.
The system of the ideas presented in 1984 are being played out in the real world in the country of Sweden: